Miss Black & Beautiful

Miss Black & Beautiful

The Miss Black & Beautiful beauty pageant of the 1970s and 80s broke new ground as regards representations of black beauty, with women sporting full afros for the first time in this UK event. The work of photographer and event organiser Raphael Albert was exhibited at Autograph ABP, Shoreditch and discussed by guest speakers including some of the winning models as they are today. Attendees were treated to free Planters rum punch at the closing party as well as a lovers rock cd to evoke memories of the era.

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Eddie Saint-Jean is a London writer and editor whose editorials cover arts, culture, entertainment, food/drink, local history and heritage.

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